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have had over the course of well -- twelve years. by and large, i think the bush and obama administration should be alawed for the efforts. the men and women who work in our law enforcement agencies to keep us safe. when the tragedies occur, we can't help but be heart broken. >> host: let's move to the budget. in the front page of the "washington post" this morning has the headline "lawmakers ready to weigh entitlement, president obama offered to trim -- g.o.p. leaders are embarrassing the proposal and rushing to jump start a debate that delve even more deeply to the touching topic of federal spending on the elderrerly. where do you come down for cpi, as being called as well as hired medicare premium yum and reduced benefit for welfare senior. >> guest: i think you have to start with the premises we can't keep spending money. we have. at the same time we have seniors who have paid in to these programs and folks years away from retirement who paid to social security and medicare with the understanding they have the are security that comes from the program being strong. actua
. on the issue of the obama administration, during the 2008 campaign president obama criticized the bush administration's treatment of detainees. candidate obama promised to close guantanamo and to reject torture without exception or equivocation. he also criticized the previous administration for executive secrecy including repeated invocations of the state secrets privilege to get civil lawsuits thrown out of court, and he promised to lead a new era of openness. the administration has fulfilled some of those promises and conspicuously failed to fulfill others. in some cases because congress has blocked them, but in other cases for reasons of their own. as asa mentioned earlier, the high level of secrecy surrounding the rendition and torture of detainees since september 11 cannot continue to be justified on the basis of national security. the authorized enhappensed techniques -- enhanced techniques have been publicly disclosed, and the cia has approved its former employees' publication of detailed accounts of individual interrogation. ongoing classification of material documenting these
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